Auction 142, Lot 326

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] Is. Margareta cum Confiniis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

A lovely old-colored example on watermarked paper with light toning and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 11/28/2012

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